BMW Business HU to Professional HU - Bluetooth query

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BMW Business HU to Professional HU - Bluetooth query

Post by Skinnysnowboy » Mon May 28, 2018 11:52 pm

Hi everyone,

I’m late to the party I’m afraid and have just picked up an E87 2009 116d 5 door following my A3 Sportback deciding to imitate a driverless car without the tech then proceeding to hug a tree causing it to be written off. All with the handbrake on!!! Luckily no one or anything else hurt or damaged.

I’ve been searching all the posts regarding swapping the HU from Business to a Professional but many are old so need some current advice.

I have a Pro unit (Alpine version) that I’ve just picked up on eBay but it doesn’t show the Bluetooth sticker that other non Alpine units show.

My steering wheel has the phone control.

I have an AUX in in the centre console but no USB.

Do I need a Mulf 2 or can I buy a separate Bluetooth unit like this one on eBay?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2385503354

Or is it as cheap and simple as this but with a separate mic install?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2118177577

Help! (A complete BMW newbie)

Ps if it’s getting crazy pricey to keep everything stock then this may be a better option:-

Alpine CDE-W296BT Double Din Bluetooth Car Stereo

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Re: BMW Business HU to Professional HU - Bluetooth query

Post by Octavius » Tue May 29, 2018 12:02 am

Does the Pro unit you've bought have the optical ports.
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Re: BMW Business HU to Professional HU - Bluetooth query

Post by Skinnysnowboy » Tue May 29, 2018 7:41 am

Ah! Looked an eBay at a number of other units to see where the Optical port is and what it looks like as the unit I’ve ordered hasn’t arrived yet and the photo of back of the unit is in shadow where I need to see.

However I can see the top of one of the connections near the fuse on the rear.

The P/No is 65.12-9 199 439 if this helps anyone identify it.

Production date is 2008.11.28 and is going into an E87 (2009).

Thanks everyone!

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Re: BMW Business HU to Professional HU - Bluetooth query

Post by Skinnysnowboy » Wed May 30, 2018 7:08 pm

The units arrived really promptly from oldhambmparts and at £50 is great value. Really clean. No scuffs or scratches at all so would recommend them on eBay.

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Re: BMW Business HU to Professional HU - Bluetooth query

Post by Skinnysnowboy » Wed May 30, 2018 7:51 pm

Found this post which was incredibly useful however as this is now 5 years old I’m hoping the following may be a cheaper easier to install option...

I’ll keep you posted (badum!) - sorry it’s been a long night

viewtopic.php?f=29&t=54406

BLUETOOTH MODULE

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2385503354

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